Walk in the Alameda Open Space in the North Valley with
Leah Henzler: 505-280-2085, email@example.com. Meet at
8:15 a.m. in the Open Space parking lot on the south side
of Alameda Boulevard, just east of the Rio Grande. The
one-mile walk will end before noon.
Travel to the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, Belen
Marsh and Owlville with Linda Heinze: 505-270-1779,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at 7:50 a.m. for an 8:00
departure from the parking lot behind the Hawthorn
Suites on Gibson SE and University Boulevard or 8:50 at
Whitfield located at 2424 Highway 47. After a 1.5-mile
walk around the perimeter, the group will go to the Belen
Marsh and then Owlville to look for Burrowing Owls,
finishing around noon. Participants are then invited to have
lunch at Teofilo’s in Los Lunas. For those not driving, the
shared gas expense is $3.50 at five cents per mile.
Visit Ojito de San Antonio Open Space in Cedar Crest
with Barbara Hussey: 505-385-1165, brhussey@flash.
net. Meet at 8:20 a.m. for an 8:30 departure from the
north side of the Sprouts parking lot in the Four Hills
Village Shopping Center on Central Avenue and Tramway
Boulevard SE. Parking for the Open Space is just west
of the San Antonio de Padua Church. Take the Tijeras/
Cedar Crest exit from I-40, drive north toward Cedar
Crest on NM 14 for one mile. Then make a left turn onto
San Antonio Drive just before the church. For those not
driving, the shared gas expense is $1 at five cents per mile.
Drive to Cochiti Lake with Judy Liddell: 505-220-7998,
email@example.com. Meet at 7:50 a.m. for an 8:00 departure
from the Target parking lot at I-25 and Paseo del Norte.
Meet in the northwest corner of the parking lot and park
in spots facing Paseo del Norte. The lot can be accessed
from Paseo del Norte just east of I-25 or from San Pedro
one block south of San Pedro/Paseo del Norte. The group
will access Cochiti Lake from NM 16 in order to take the
Tetilla Peak Road on the north side of the lake. People can
also meet the group on NM 16 at the turn-off to Tetilla
Peak at 8:30, but PLEASE let Judy know by Wednesday,
September 26, to expect you there. Bring lunch. For those
not driving, the shared gas expense is $5 at five cents
per mile. The main part of the trip will end after lunch.
For those who are interested, there will be the option of
driving through Pena Blanca after lunch. The group should
be back in Albuquerque by mid-afternoon.
Travel to the Randall Davey Audubon Center in Santa Fe,
NM, with Lefty Arnold: 505-514-9398, wanderingtattlerja@
yahoo.com. Meet at 8:17 a.m. for an 8:27 departure from
the parking lot on the south side of Sprouts in the Far
North Shopping Center on the east side of San Mateo
and north side of Academy Boulevard NE. The address at
Randall Davey is 1800 Upper Canyon Road. Bring lunch.
For those not driving the shared gas expense is $6 at five
cents per mile. The group should be back in Albuquerque in
Visit the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge with
Rebecca Gracey: 505-362-5095, maryrebeccagracey@
gmail.com. Meet at 7:50 a.m. for an 8:00 departure from
the parking lot behind the Hawthorn Suites on University
Boulevard and Gibson SE. A secondary meeting place will
be McDonald’s in Socorro at 9:15 for a quick rest stop
and just enough time to get food to go. The group will
depart for the Bosque del Apache at 9:30. Bring lunch. A
$5 entrance fee or federal pass is required per car. The
group should be back in Albuquerque in the late afternoon.
For those not driving the shared gas expense is $10 at five
cents per mile.
Visit Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge with Becky
Purvis: 505-930-3424, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at 8:30
a.m. at the refuge entrance on Second Street by the refuge
sign. To reach the refuge, drive south on I-25 and take the
Rio Bravo exit. Drive west on Rio Bravo to Second Street.
Turn south on Second and drive 3.2 miles to the entrance.
The group will drive to different areas of the refuge and
take a couple of half-mile walks. The trip will end before
Visit Pueblo Montano Open Space for a two-mile walk on
the ditch trail with Pauline and Bernie Morris: 505-369-
1227, email@example.com. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the
parking lot on the south side of Montano and one block
east of Coors. It can be accessed from either street. The
walk will end before noon.
Hike in Embudito Canyon with Linda Otterson: 505-280-
3123, firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the
trailhead parking lot. To reach the canyon, drive east on
Montgomery past Tramway, then turn left on Glenwood
Hills. Continue 0.4 mile, turn right on Trailhead Road and
continue to the parking lot. This is an easy 1.5-mile walk
ending before noon.
Walk in the Open Space Visitor Center and nearby bosque
with Susan Chaudoir: 985-302-2878, s.chaudoir@mac.
com. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the center’s parking lot on the
east side of Coors Boulevard. The entrance road, Bosque
Meadows Road, is located north of Montano Road and
south of Paseo del Norte. It will be a two-mile walk ending
No trip is planned since this is the week of the Festival of
the Cranes at Bosque del Apache. Enjoy the festival!
No trip is planned for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Walk in the Corrales bosque with Perrianne Houghton:
505-321-2015, Perrianne_h@yahoo.com. Meet at 8:50
a.m. for a 9:00 departure from the shopping area north of
Alameda Road/NM 528 and east of Corrales Road/NM
448. Park by the Boxing Bear Brewing Company where
parking is not restricted. The group will carpool from there
to one of the bosque locations followed by lunch at Village
Pizza in Corrales.
Other CNMAS Autumn Field Trips
Saturday, September 15
Join Kim Score for a trip to
Bluewater Lake, located 1.5 hours
west of Albuquerque. We will bird
the south shore of the lake, as well
as Bluewater Creek. In addition to
waterfowl, we are likely to find migrating warblers,
a few shorebirds, pelicans and raptors. Bring your
spotting scope, camera and walking shoes, along
with water, snacks and lunch. Participants will be
hiking up to two miles on primitive trails at 7500
feet in elevation as we explore Bluewater Creek. We
may also visit other hot spots like Upper Bluewater
Gorge and Cottonwood Gulch. Meet at 7:30 a.m.
in the parking lot at the Dairy Queen gas station at
exit 72 off Interstate 40, nine miles west of Grants.
Please contact Kim at email@example.com to RSVP and
let her know if you’re interested in carpooling from
Bosque del Apache
Saturday, October 6
Join Judy Liddell and trade
Balloon Fiesta crowds for the
serenity of Bosque del Apache
National Wildlife Refuge. Wintering
waterfowl will be arriving and there
will be lingering shorebirds in the areas where water
is being let into the ponds. It will be a particularly
good time to practice fall sparrow identification. The
time between seasons can bring surprises. Since we
don’t know where we will be at noon, bring a lunch
that can be eaten without a table.
We will meet to carpool at 7:45 a.m. behind the
Hawthorn Suites on University Boulevard and Gibson
SE or at 9:30 in the McDonald’s in Socorro. When you
RSVP to Judy (firstname.lastname@example.org), please let her know
where you will meet the group
For more information about these and other activities visit the CNMAS Burrowing Owl Newsletter
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